Amy has always loved science fiction—books, movies, shows, and games. She was born in San Diego, California, and moved with her family to Vancouver, Washington, at the age of seven. After devouring some of the classics like Dune and Ender's Game in her tween years, she began writing science fiction and fantasy short stories.

In the ensuing years, Amy attended the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, where she continued to study creative writing, visual art and played viola in the school orchestra. During this time, she began the very early sketches of what would eventually evolve into the Cadicle series.

Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and also pursued minors in Professional Writing and Business Administration. After graduating, she moved to Portland, Oregon, and began working in business development for an energy efficiency consulting firm. Over the next several years, she primarily wrote proposals to prospective utility clients and managed the proposal development process. She then transitioned from energy efficiency into the architectural, engineering and planning industry. However, she eventually succumbed to the writing bug.

Now a full-time author, Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.



By A.K. DuBoff

Details and release dates coming soon! 


Set in the Cadicle Universe, the Taran Empire is a direct sequel to the original Cadicle space opera series. It can be read as a standalone series.


For thousands of years, the Taran Empire has observed its lost colony of Earth…

Raena Sietinen is the heiress to an empire—raised on Earth but destined to rule the known galaxy. In the peace following a generations-long war, she is committed to helping her people rebuild. 


But a new threat is on the horizon. A spatial rift left open from the war is growing, and an alien presence is trying to force its way through.


With the looming threat, it’s time to bring Earth and other colony worlds into the Taran fold. Except, not everyone agrees the reunion is for the best. While the military prepares for battle against the extradimensional menace, Raena and her family must try to unite their reborn empire and prevent a civil war. 


The series will include:


  • Book 1: Empire Reborn 

  • Book 2: Empire Rising

  • Book 3: Empire Defied

  • Book 4: Empire Assault

  • Book 5: Empire United

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